Tuesday, October 13, 2015
MURRAY REGAINS WORLD #2 AS FEDERER SLIPS IN SHANGHAI
The points for his 2014 win at the Shanghai Masters 1000 having slipped off this week, Roger Federer slipped to World #3, swapping places with Andy Murray, who could cement his spot as #2 if he were to do well at this year's tournament. After an excellent 2015, Kevin Anderson is finally rewarded with a Top 10 showing, coming it at #10.
FEDERER SUFFERS SHOCK LOSS TO LEFTY SPANIARD (NOT WHOM YOU THINK)
Defending champion Roger Federer lost his first round match at the ATP Shanghai Masters 1000 to a lefty Spaniard, Alberto Ramos-Vinolas. Last year, Federer was also in trouble in his first round match, having to save five(!) match points to get past Leonardo Mayer (but he went on to win the tournament). This time, despite hitting twenty three more winners than his opponent and breaking him more times and outserving him (10 aces to 1) Federer lost 6-7(4) 6-2 3-6 after getting broken in the penultimate game. This is his first round loss since losing to Nick Kyrgios at the Madrid Masters on clay. However, Kyrgios is a known up and coming player while Ramos had never beaten a Top 10 player before in 15 meetings.
MUGURUZA WINS BEIJING OPEN OVER BASCZINSKY, BOTH GET RANKINGS BOOST
2015 Wimbledon finalist Garbine Marguruza won her biggest tournament of her career at the China Open in Beijing last weekend. She defeated Timea Basczinsky in straight sets. Both players were rewarded with rankings boosts: Muguruza moved up from #4 and is essentially tied for the #3 position with Maria Sharapova (she trails by 1 point out of nearly 5000) while Basczinsky entered the Top 10 for the first time, rewarded for her two major quarterfinal results (French Open and Wimbledon) this year.